The infamous Brazilian drug lord da Silva was arrested after years of hide and seek, joining the ranks of other kingpins who shook the world.
Passenger in passing car films high-speed sex on busy road in Argentina, a country with high road accident rates.
The town of Nueva Fuerabamba in Peru's southern Andes was built to house around 1,600 people who gave up their rural village to make room for a massive, open-pit copper mine
Monica Palomino said the premature child died on Monday, 4 December, after she delivered him after a gestation of only 25 weeks.
Aline Roberta Fagundes confessed she murdered Gabrielle Barcelos Silva and cut her open to remove the baby because her partner had threatened to leave her after she had miscarried.
A burial ground holding the dumped remains of at 3,000 suspected drug cartel murder victims has been unearthed in northern Mexico.
Caitlin Fladager posted online that her husband has now taken their four-year-old daughter out for a "date" every month for a year, and the internet went crazy for the idea.
Mexico presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador sparks outrage by suggesting drug cartel kingpins should be offered amnesty in Mexico's most violent state Guerrero.
Shaken Thomas Cook holidaymakers said they were "lucky to be alive" after plane engine explodes during take-off.
Footage taken in Saskatchewan, Canada, shows a firefighter sliding onto thin ice to save a dog, which had been stuck for half an hour.
New York financier Rohina Bhandari named as American tourist killed in shark attack off coast of Costa Rica.
TV star turned opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla has accused Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's government of trying to steal the election.
President Nicolas Maduro announces his socialist government would launch its own cryptocurrency to beat US-led sanctions.
The execution was carried out by the hitmen from the Viagras cartel and is meant to be a message to the competing Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The families of the 44 crew members of the missing Argentine submarine protested against the government after the search effort was called off.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi's older brother was arrested after police recovered a gun in a blood-covered boat he claimed to have abandoned following an accident.
A 49-year-old women has died after she was attacked by a tiger shark on a diving tour off the coast of Costa Rica.
Police in London, Ontario are asking for public help to locate 15-year-old Lily Michel, who has been missing since Monday 27 November.
New York model Desiree Gibbon has been found dead on the side of the road with her throat slashed in Jamaica.
Prisoners at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre witnessed and heard the murder of fellow inmate Adam Kargus in October 2013.